BRENTWOOD - Robert "Ozzie" Willett, 74, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012. at the Hyder Family Hospice House in Dover.
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Born in Exeter, Oct. 1, 1938, he was a son of the late Cornelius and Margaret (McKone) Willett. He was a 1956 graduate of Exeter High School where he was co-captain of the 1955 undefeated Blue Hawk Football Team.
He served from 1957 to 1959 with the U.S. Army.
Mr. Willett was a stonemason by trade, working 18 years for S.E. LaPerle & Sons, and 28 years for Phillips Exeter Academy.
He loved his sports, playing softball and coaching the Exeter Red Sox Little League team during the 1970s.
Family members include his wife of 51 years, Marilyn (LaPerle) Willett of Brentwood; four sons, Richard Willett of Denver, Colo., Gary Willett of New Bedford, Mass., Paul Willett of Brentwood, and Gregg Willett, and his wife, Vicki, of Exeter; six grandchildren, Jonathan, Jacob, Nicholas, Morgan, Timothy, and Evan; two brothers, Edward Willett of Cornish, Maine, and John Willett, and his wife, Barbara of Norway, Maine; and several nieces and nephews.
services: Relatives and friends are invited to call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, at the Stockbridge Funeral Home, 141 Epping Road, Exeter. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday in Saint Michael Church, 91 Front Street, Exeter. Burial will follow in the Exeter Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
of N.H., 20 Warren Street, Suite 4, Concord, 03301. Visit www.StockbridgeFH .com for directions.
Stockbridge Funeral Home - Exeter
141 Epping Road
Exeter, NH 03833
Published in Union Leader on Dec. 4, 2012